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Weldon McCollums

June 9, 1924 ~ March 30, 2022 (age 97)

Obituary

Weldon McCollums was born to Joe B and Savannah Isabel (Tate) McCollums in Van Alstyne, Texas on June 24, 1924. He was the fifth child and third son of the six children born to this union.

 

Weldon was baptized into the body of Christ at an early age and united with the Ninth Street Church of Christ in Dallas and remained a faithful member of the Cedar Crest Church of Christ until his death.

 

After his high school graduation, he began his military duty with his enlistment in the United States Army during World War II where he served his country well. His basic training was at Ft McClellan, Alabama and he was transferred to the European Theater/Italy in July 1944. After being injured in a military medic unit convoy accident, he was treated and reassigned to McCloskey General Hospital in Temple, Texas for rehabilitation and discharged in February 1946.

 

He used provisions from the GI Bill to go to tailoring school. His sewing techniques led him to create a self-employed business doing upholstery work and refurbishing antique furniture.

 

In 1950, he was employed by Southwestern Bell and worked there until 1955. From 1955, the United States Postal Service became his employment resource until his retirement in 1987. His cool, calm, and professional demeanor created a career path for him to become a manager for the postal clerks in multiple government offices after dealing with the public for years.

 

Weldon departed this earthly life on March 30, 2022. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jimmie Lee; Parents Joe B and Savannah Isabel McCollums, brothers O.J. Sr, Royce, and Joe; sisters Zelma Carter and Loyce Teal.

 

His legacy is cherished by: Daughter, Vicki McCollums Edwards (Phillip Howard, III); nieces, Annie Louise McCoy (Oakland, CA), Carrie Johnson (Joe) (Silver Springs, MD), Francis Johnson (Lakewood, CA), Rita Deverell (Ontario, Canada) and great nephews Artie McCoy (Hazel) (San Jose, CA), Carl McCoy (Abilene, TX) and a host of other family members and friends.

 

 

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Services

Viewing
Friday
April 8, 2022

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sacred Funeral Home
1395 N. Highway 67 South
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Cedar Crest Church of Christ
2134 Cedar Crest Blvd
Dallas, TX 75203

Interment
Saturday
April 9, 2022

Laurel Land Memorial Park
6300 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75232

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